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Re: [patch] thread-aware coredumps, 2.5.43-C3



On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 03:29:33PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-10-17 at 17:40, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > My only problem with this is that you're waiting for all threads by
> > SIGKILLing them.  If a process vforks or clones, and then the child
> > crashes, the parent will receive a SIGKILL - iff we are dumping core. 
> > That's a change in behavior that seems a bit too arbitrary to me.
> 
> It also has a security impact when you construct a fork/fork/crash
> sequence that sends sigkill to the module loader or a kernel thread
> during start up that has not yet dropped its association with the user
> code.

Why?  It's not like userspace couldn't send that SIGKILL on its own,
right?  If it's still killable it had better be safe to do so.

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer





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